TrailBlazers Impact

TrailBlazers Impact

TrailBlazers Impact transports the listener into the journey of contemporary history-makers with “her-story” of the range of influences, challenges and strategies that made way for women with an ordinary start to go on to rack up extraordinary achievements. These stories touch your heart and soul and make you realize it is possible to prevail even in the face of gender bias and/or racial discrimination to blaze your own trail when there is no clear path ahead.

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May 7, 2021 52 min

Patty Lynn Wyatt – What would you do if someone walked into the room you were in with a gun and said, “I’m going to kill you all.” That is exactly what happened to Patty and this was the pivotal moment that completely changed her purpose and gave her a passion and direction for her life. Patty Lynn is a highly sought-after professional speaker, business coach, and radio show host. Listen in to learn the importance of being self-awa...

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You are as likely to encounter Francine Farkas Sears entertaining royalty as you are to find her breaking out of a Polish prison. She has done both. You may hear about her most recent trip to her villa in the South of France or she might tell you about the time she surprised a husband (there have been a few!) with a good bottle of champagne….in Nepal. She recounts such stories with a nonchalance that leaves you questioning whether ...

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Cat Crosslin is the Owner and CEO of Instar Performance. Some people talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. Cat Crosslin does. Her point is “If I don’t continue to grow, I can’t help others be the best they can be. Because each time I advance in the career work, I know I need to be better. I’m driven in my own leadership journey by if I’m going to bring the best out in them, I’d better be challenging myself.” In this episode, Cat s...

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How do you get your foot in the door to make that sale? It seems like you’ve tried everything!  But have you tried Kopp Consulting? Too often the process of opening new prospect doors receives minimal attention from business owners and salespeople in terms of time spent, consistency, and strategy – three critical elements for prospecting success. Have you ever heard someone say, “When I’m in front of the right decision-maker I clos...

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Meet Muriel Tillinghast, a human rights activist from the 1960s to today! She takes us on a long but fascinating journey from the initial civil rights activities in the 1960s through an extensive career in revenue generation and oversight to mediation and negotiation to educational teaching and administration. She describes her experiences in NAG and SNCC in both desegregation and tenant rights. She tells us about her advocacy work...

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James Loewen's gripping retelling of American racial history as it should, and could, be taught, Lies My Teacher Told Me, has sold more than 1,500,000 copies and continues to inspire K-16 teachers to get students to challenge, rather than memorize, their textbooks.

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  • Fighting for the true history especially when it's ugly and controversial
  • Understanding when racism increased, how we make a racist society, and h...
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    April 19, 2021 55 min

    Annette White-Klososky, Sowmya Shridhar, And Christa Short talk about the advantages of women on boards and why women should advocate and pitch for board positions.  These highly successful women from all walks of life champion women advocating for women. This program is sponsored by a former TrailBlazers Impact Interviews guest, The Financial Diva and advisor to millionaires, Victoria Woods with ChappelWood Financial.

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    Sheri Bryne-Haber - Does your website meet accessibility standards? Do you know that 98% of the websites in the world are not accessible? Plus there are over 4000 lawsuits filed in the last year over digital accessibility. If you are an employer, do you know what you should do to ensure workplace accessibility? All these questions and more are answered by Sheri Byrne-Haber, a disability expert consultant and blogger. Find out where...

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    Did you know that in 12 of the United States, there either is legislation requiring women to be represented on every public company board or there is legislation being considered? There are more opportunities than ever for senior women leaders to join corporate boards! Sitting on a corporate board can be a great way to take your career to the next stage. That is why Donna Miller from Purse Power invited Julie Abrams to speak on the...

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    This is truly a story from rags to riches. Growing up with 9 siblings on “the wrong side of the tracks,”  Susie Carder is a self-made millionaire and the CEO of Susie Carder Profit Coach. She’s passionate about creating businesses that allow people to live their dreams and achieve financial abundance. But how does she do it? In this episode, Susie shares her entrepreneurial journey and how she shifted from a poverty mindset to a mo...

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    Ep. 137 - Tammi Davis gives us much to think about, from a business level on implementing a true diversity and inclusion program to your personal responsibility and accountability for race relations. One of Tammi’s unique value-adds is that she possesses experience working in the public, private and non-profits sectors and has received numerous awards and recognitions for her dedication, leadership and social entrepreneurship towar...

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    Lucie Lynch and Marcia Zina Mager discuss women’s issues and discovering who you are and what you want. We want money to have THINGS but is it what makes us happy? Be entertained during this transformative journey. Listen in to learn how to use this pandemic period to ask yourself the right questions about your inner self to discover who you truly are. You will also learn the importance of women embracing and supporting each other ...

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    Christine Davenport is a civic and political leader in the state of Maryland. She holds the distinction of becoming the first African American elected to the Democratic Central Committee as a chairwoman from district 31 and continually reelected through 2016 in that position. In this episode, Christine shares how her dad influenced her to study and run for a public position to make a difference. Listen in to learn the importance of...

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    March 23, 2021 50 min

    Three dynamic female technologists, Katy Battiest, Ashley Coffey and Brandy Semore share their insights on technology trends, business opportunities being brought on by technological advances, their "go-to" technology tool recommendations. and the history and future of women in technology.

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    Sree Anand Ratnasinghe’s secret to leadership success lies in being recognized for taking a hands-on approach to tackling large-scale digital transformation initiatives while simultaneously being a passionate customer advocate. How does she balance them when she manages employees internationally and remotely? Listen in to learn the qualities of an empathetic and high-performance- driving leader, especially in the wake of COVID-19.

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    Victoria Woods, CEO of ChappelWood Financial Services shares her insights on the power of mastering a pivoting mindset.

    In this interview with Donna Miller, she talks about the importance of pivoting during a crisis by being open to new opportunities as a businesswoman.  

    Listen in to learn why you’re the only answer and the only solution to your questions and problems. You will also learn the value of saying yes to opportunities t...

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    Are you think about changing your job and your life? To get into a job you are more passionate about, no matter how hard it is? Are you thinking of a STEM career? Listen to how Adonica Randall stepped into the role and where she has taken it, even with a patent! Adonica pulls no punches – she tells it like it is. Yesterday – and today. Listen in to learn the importance of choosing a career or a business that you’re passionate about...

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    Ep. 130 – What if your spouse asked you to move to Asia? Would you do it? What would you do while you were there – after you’ve done all the tourist stuff? Do you think women in China are empowered? Andrea Stevenson-Conner answers all those questions – and more. Andrea is committed to empowering women from the classroom to the boardroom through the 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝘂𝗹&#...

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    February 26, 2021 32 min

    Women are half the population and own 40% of the country’s businesses but only 3% of business investment goes to women. Learn more about investing in women-owned businesses from the expert! Silvia Mah’s passion for empowering investment in women-owned businesses spans accelerators, incubators, a venture group, a podcast show called She Invests! and a new book entitled “Power of Purpose: Servant Leadership in the Startup World.” She...

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    Monica Smiley is the editor and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine- a print and digital magazine that reaches more than a million readers in the United States and around the globe. In this episode, Monica shares her entrepreneurial journey of building a successful women’s magazine from zero to success. She talks about the Enterprise Women Award event over the years and how they transitioned during the pandemic.

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